When it comes to commercial blenders, we're guessing the first thing you look for is power, and next—noise level. That's because when it comes bar blenders most are in the front of house area (in the bar), and nothing is more of a nuisance to customers than trying to shout over the sound of a blender every few minutes. Lucky for you we at Tundra Restaurant Supply sell a variety of commercial blenders from the industry's leading manufacturers like Vitamix, Hamilton Beach, Waring and more. You're sure to find perfect high power, long lasting blender for your bar.
Commercial Blender Buying Considerations
Before purchasing a commercial blender, consider your needs. If your bar specializes in a lot of mixed beverages (think margaritas), then you'll most likely need a blender that can be run consistently throughout service. Residential blenders are no match for the demand of a bar or restaurant, so don't even think about saving a few bucks by stocking a few of those in your bar—you'll be replacing those blenders before you know it, and at that point are you really saving anything? Plus most commercial blenders are NSF certified, earning you points with the health inspector.
Save yourself the headache of being one (or two!) blenders down during a rush and opt for a bar blender with a strong motor that can withstand frequent use without burning out.
Nothing hampers your efficiency more than purchasing a commercial bar blender that's too small, sizing up too large and sacrificing counter space while also shelling out more money. Make sure your blender container is large enough to get multiple drinks out of it; when you serving more drinks, you're making more money, enough said!
Also consider what type of material your blender container is made from. Polycarbonate containers are lightweight and transparent, making it easy to see what you're blending. Plus, polycarbonate is virtually indestructible, making it a wise choice for busy back of the bar areas. That said, you may prefer the style of a glass jar to show off to customers; keep in mind that glass jars are heavier than their polycarbonate cousins.
Finally, what about stackable blender containers? The space behind your bar is limited, so consider investing in a few additional blender containers that stack to save yourself some precious real estate.
Commercial Blender Warranties
Most manufacturers offer the standard 1-year warranty on parts and labor, but others may offer you at least a 2-year warranty, and an even longer warranty on the motor itself. Long warranties can help give you peace of mind when purchasing a new blender, particularly if you're transitioning to a different manufacturer or blender type.
The best part about commercial blenders is the availability of both OEM and OCM blender parts. Blender parts like blade assemblies, jar pads and more are often sold separately so that you can fix your equipment yourself (sparing you the cost of a new blender or a service call).